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WMO-CIMO Lead Centre on Process-oriented Observations,
Lindenberg Meteorological Observatory - Richard Assmann Observatory
(Lindenberg, Germany)
General Site Information

For more than 100 years, the Lindenberg Meteorological Observatory (MOL) has been a permanent observing site in a rural landscape with the main focus on vertical profiling of the atmosphere. Today, research activities at MOL are focused on:
• the operational assessment and development  of modern ground-based remote sensing techniques,
• the comprehensive quality characterization of radiosonde measurements,
• atmospheric boundary layer and radiation process studies.

Operational measurements carried out in these fields provide comprehensive data sets to characterize the physical state and processes of the atmosphere above Lindenberg, the so-called “Lindenberg Column”.

The observatory
• is a climate reference site of the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)
• operates a 24/7 routine weather station including routine radio soundings every six hours
• hosts the GCOS Reference Upper–Air Network (GRUAN) Lead Centre
• has been approved as a CIMO Tesbed
• contributes to different WMO programs within GCOS and WCRP.

At the Lindenberg Lead Centre on Process-Oriented Observations special activities are carried out that contribute to a detailed and comprehensive measurement-based description and quantitative characterization of atmospheric physical processes, including the quantification of measurement uncertainties. This will be achieved through a synergy between a variety of ground-based remote sensing and in-situ measurement techniques operationally employed at the observatory. The focus is set on aerosol-cloud-radiation as well as on boundary layer and turbulence processes.


Lead centre location: 52.21 °N; 14.12 °E
Climate type: Cfb (maritime temperate, all year wet climate)
Contact person: Dr. Franz H. Berger
Email: franz.berger @ dwd.de
Address: Deutscher Wetterdienst
Meteorologisches Observatorium Lindenberg – Richard-Aßmann-Observatorium
Am Observatorium 12
D-15848 Tauche - Lindenberg
Tel: +49 69 8062 5700
Fax: +49 69 8062 5710
Website: http://www.dwd.de/mol/
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